Articles tagged under: Britain

UK PM Boris Johnson postpones India visit amid Covid crisis, speaks to Modi

January 05, 2021

New Delhi: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning to express his regret that he will be unable to visit India later this month as planned, said a statement released by British Prime Minister's office, 10 Downing Street. The statement said, 'In light of the national lockdown announcement last night, and the speed at which the new coronavirus variant is spreading, the Prime Minister said that it was important for him to remain in the UK so he can...Read More

4 cases off Mutant Covid Strain detected in Gujarat

January 02, 2021

Gandhinagar: Four cases of the highly contagious mutant strain of the coronavirus have been detected in Gujarat, State Health Ministry has informed. Those affected by the strain - first found in the United Kingdom - had arrived in Gujarat from UK. Their screening was done at the airport and samples were sent to National Institute of Virology in Pune. All four are kept in Amdavad Municipal Corproration (AMC) run Covid hospital at Sardar Patel institute under strict protocol, as new strain is high...Read More

Rupani’s daughter, son-in-law arrive in Gujarat from U.K; tested negative for Covid

December 27, 2020

Gandhinagar: 1,720 persons arrived in Gujarat from European countries including United Kingdom during December 9-23. Out of them 11 were tested positive for Covid19, including four from Ahmedabad, two each from Vadodara, Anand, Bharuch, and one from Valsad. All are under observation, said the state officials on Sunday The samples of these 11 persons have been sent for further investigation to Pune and Gandhinagar to ascertain whether the new strain was present. Results of genome study will be...Read More

Four passengers from UK tested COVID19 positive at SVPI airport in Gujarat

December 22, 2020

Ahmedabad: Four passengers of those who arrived by Vande Bharat flight AI1172 from London to Ahmedabad at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here, tested COVID19 positive. There were total 275 persons in the flight. Those detected positive have been shifted to AMC run SVP Hospital for treatment. Amid mutant strain, considering the prevailing situation in the UK, Indian govt has decided that all flights originating from the UK to India shall be temporarily suspended till 11:59 pm, 31s...Read More

British University to open a new University in Gujarat; Agreement signed

December 16, 2020

New Delhi: An agreement has been signed between the University of Edinburgh & Gujarat to open a new biotechnology university in Gujarat in July 2021. According to the statement released by foreign office of United Kingdom (UK) regarding the visit of British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to India, 'the foreign secretary welcomed the signing of a new agreement between the University of Edinburgh and the Indian State of Gujarat to open a new biotechnology university in Gujarat in July 2021. Thi...Read More

Herbert Baker and debate on style of building India’s new capital New Delhi over 100 years ago

December 07, 2020

By Japan K Pathak 'First and foremost it is the spirit of British sovereignty which must be imprisoned in its stone and bronze. The new capital must be the sculptural monument of the good government and unity which India, for the first time in its history, has enjoyed under British rule. British rule in India is not a more veneer of government and culture. It is a new civilization in growth, a blend of the best elements of East and West. The effect of this will remain even should British sove...Read More

India invites UK PM Boris Johnson as the guest for Republic Day 2021

December 02, 2020

New Delhi: India has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the guest for Republic Day 2021. The invite was extended during PM Modi's call to Boris Johnson last week. The visit, as of now, will be the first in-person visit of any head of government to India. High-level physical visits have been suspended globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The last world leader to visit India was the President of Myanmar Win Myint and US President Donald Trump in February. Indian government readou...Read More

World leaders extend birthday wishes to PM Modi

September 17, 2020

New Delhi: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday extended his “very best wishes” to Narendra Modi on the latter’s 70th birthday, adding that he hoped to meet the Indian Prime Minister in the near future. I would like to extend best wishes and a very happy 70th birthday to the Prime Minister of India, @narendramodi. Many happy returns to a GREAT LEADER and loyal friend!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2020 Johnson, who has...Read More

Vijaynagar period stolen murtis of Ram, Sita, Lakshman returned to India by UK

September 16, 2020

Chennai: Three murtis of Ram, Sita and Lakshman, belonging to Vijayanagara period, stolen from Vishnu Temple at Nagapattinam in 1978, have been recovered by High Commission of India, London with support of Metropolitan Police. They have been restored to Government of Tamil Nadu in presence of Union Minister for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Patel today, said High Commissioner of India in London today. The murtis were stolen 40 years ago. They are 3-ft tall. Tourism minister Prahlad Patel said th...Read More

British Airways to fly back 900 UK nationals stranded in Gujarat due to lockdown

April 12, 2020

Ahmedabad: City's airport is scheduled to operate following flights to transport British Citizens and their families to London, informed airport superintendent. Read More